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"Activity" redirects here. For the bar that tracks a player's participation in some activities, see Activity bar.
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Castle Wars9 Dec
Pest Control12 Dec
Soul Wars15 Dec
Fishing Trawler18 Dec
The Great Orb Project21 Dec
Flash Powder Factory24 Dec
Stealing Creation27 Dec
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza30 Dec
Heist2 Jan
Trouble Brewing5 Jan
Castle Wars8 Jan
Pest Control11 Jan
Soul Wars14 Jan
Fist of Guthix17 Jan
Barbarian Assault20 Jan
Conquest23 Jan
Fishing Trawler26 Jan
The Great Orb Project29 Jan
Flash Powder Factory1 Feb
Castle Wars4 Feb
Stealing Creation7 Feb
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza10 Feb
Heist13 Feb
Mobilising Armies16 Feb
Barbarian Assault19 Feb
Conquest22 Feb
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Minigames (formerly known as Activities) are small games in which a player (or players) set out to complete a certain objective. These games sometimes allow players to gain experience and items. They are identified with a red star * icon on the map. Minigames can be repeated, unlike quests or miniquests which can only be completed once. In the Mage Arena minigame, Kolodion cannot be refought after defeating his fourth form, but the arena itself can still be used afterwards.

All minigames used to require membership, although now six are available to free-to-play players: Clan Wars, Duel Arena, Fist of Guthix, The Great Orb Project, Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza and Treasure Hunter.

All the minigames currently available in RuneScape are listed below, each with a short description and a link to the main article.


Minigames are classified as either Safe or Dangerous depending on whether items are or are not kept on death.


There are two types of safe minigame: safe combat, and no combat. Minigames with safe combat will see players fight monsters or other players, and if/when they die they will respawn in a designated area in the minigame with all their items. Minigames with no combat have no monsters or player-versus-player areas, so players cannot be killed - however, if players are poisoned outside the minigame area, and then do not cure themselves when entering the area, they can still die from the poison. In such cases, players will receive a gravestone. Some minigames can also be dangerous while travelling to it, while safe inside. Before the Wilderness and Free Trade update, going to minigames located in the Wilderness, such as Fist of Guthix and Clan Wars, could be dangerous, as there were Revenants roaming the Wilderness. Revenants were removed on 1st of February, because the Wilderness was made PvP again.


Items will be lost upon death, and depending on the minigame, you may or may not get a gravestone.

Player versus player/monster

These minigames involve the use of combat skills to fight players or monsters.

  • (m) members only
Icon Name Minigame classification Description
Barbarian Assault Barbarian Assault (m) Safe A team of five fights waves of penance creatures and the penance queen.
Barrows Barrows (m) Dangerous Fight the six/seven Barrows Brothers to earn Barrows equipment.
Temple Trekking Burgh de Rott Ramble (m) (reverse route of Temple Trekking) Dangerous A game where you guide potential Myreque recruits from Paterdomus to Burgh de Rott. Note: If players die during this minigame, their gravestone will be placed outside of Paterdomus.
Castle Wars Castle Wars (m) Safe A competitive game of Capture the Flag in which two teams try to bring the opponent's flag back to their base.
Clan Wars

Clan Wars

Depends on setting Gather a clan and battle against one another. One of the five free play minigames. Note: If a player dies in a 'Dangerous' scenario during this minigame, they will drop all of their items (unless Protect Item is active, in which case they keep the most valuable item). Players do not get a gravestone if they die in a 'Dangerous' scenario, and all dropped items are lost.

Conquest (m)

Safe, although items can be lost if the player chooses to stake. Outflank and outmaneuver your opponent on a Void Knight battlefield.

Crucible (m)

Dangerous Defeat your targeted opponent and loot their equipment.
File:Dominion Tower icon.jpg Dominion Tower (m) Safe Fight previously defeated foes and advance upward through the tower to gain Dominion Factor.
Duel Arena Duel Arena Safe, although items can be lost if the player chooses to stake. Players duel each other, with the ability to set special rules. One of the five free play minigames.
Fist of Guthix Fist of Guthix Safe A tactical one-on-one game with two rounds, in which one player collects charges with a magical stone while the other is trying to hunt them down. In the second round, the players switch sides. One of the five free play minigames.
Mage Arena Mage Arena (m) Dangerous Battle Kolodion for the right to learn God spells.
Mobilising Armies Mobilising Armies (m) Safe Control an army and defeat opponents in RuneScape's real-time strategy game.
Pest Control Pest Control (m) Safe A team combat minigame which involves protecting a vulnerable Void Knight, while fending off against waves of incoming monsters and taking down four portals.
Soul Wars Soul Wars (m) Safe PvP team-based Slayer minigame where teams compete to kill the opponents avatar, with self-chosen rewards gained upon victory.
Temple Trekking Temple Trekking (m) (reverse route of Burgh de Rott Ramble) Dangerous A game where players have to guide refugees from Burgh de Rott to Paterdomus for rewards. Note: If players die during this minigame, their gravestone will be placed by the refugees in Burgh de Rott.
Fight Cauldron (m) Safe Players fight alone against many waves of TokHaar monsters. Each monster killed will drop Obsidian shards which can be made into Obsidian bars and Obsidian armour.
TzHaar Fight Cave TzHaar Fight Cave (m) Safe Players fight alone against an army of TzHaar monsters. If they can defeat TzTok-Jad, they gain the sought-after fire cape. Tokkul is also awarded.
File:TzHaar Fight Pit icon.jpg TzHaar Fight Pit (m) Safe Players fight in a safe pit of combat in a free-for-all environment, last man standing gains a tokkul reward.
Fight Kiln (m) Safe Players fight alone against an army of TokHaar monsters. If they can defeat Har-Aken, they can choose a reward of either the TokHaar-Kal cape or an uncut onyx.


These minigames focus on certain skills to achieve a goal.

  • (m) members only
Icon Name Minigame classification Skill(s) Description
All Fired Up All Fired Up (m) Dangerous Firemaking Players must light beacons spread along the Wilderness edge. Each beacon has a specific Firemaking requirement, up to level 92. Completion of the quest All Fired Up is required.
Blast Furnace Blast Furnace (m) Low danger from heat pump damage if done incorrectly. Smithing, Strength,Agility, Crafting Players work together to keep the furnace running. The furnace halves the amount of coal needed to produce a bar when smelting.
Brimhaven Agility Arena Brimhaven Agility Arena (m) Dangerous Agility A Medium level Agility course for players. Pillars dispense tickets which can be traded in for rewards.
Fishing Trawler Fishing Trawler (m) Safe Fishing Players work together to keep a boat afloat while keeping nets fixed in order to catch as many fish as possible.
Gnome Ball Gnome Ball (m) Dangerous (players may take a small amount of damage that could result in death) Agility, Ranged A minigame where players try to pass and charge with a small ball towards a hoop to score a goal, while the defending gnomes attempt to tackle them.
Gnome Restaurant Gnome Restaurant (m) Safe (Possibly involves travel past aggressive monsters.) Cooking Players deliver food to customers gnomes within a time limit, gaining unique food rewards.
Great Orb Project Great Orb Project Safe Runecrafting Two teams compete to collect orbs while preventing the other team from collecting theirs. Winners of each round gain Runecrafting rewards. One of the five free play minigames.
Impetuous Impulses Impetuous Impulses (m) Safe Hunter A minigame where implings are hunted and trapped in magical jars. Rewards vary from a chisel to pieces of dragon arrows to Royal clothing.
Mage Training Arena Mage Training Arena (m) Safe Magic A minigame composed of four separate "sub-minigames". The rewards are pizazz points, exchangeable for abilities such as the Bones to Peaches spell, or items such as runes or infinity robes.
Pyramid Plunder Pyramid Plunder (m) Dangerous Thieving Advance through 8 rooms, avoiding traps, and defending yourself from the pyramid's inhabitants in an attempt to loot treasure.
Ranging minigame Ranging minigame (m) Safe Ranging A way to train Range which can be profitable. Players may exchange tickets earned as rewards for items, such as rune arrows.
Rogues' Den Flash Powder Factory (m) Safe Agility, Thieving A minigame that uses Agility, Thieving and Herblore, requiring players to collect the reagents for making flash powder and take them to the powder making machines, while traversing obstacles, avoiding getting trapped in airlocks and pickpocketing other players (or being pickpocketed themselves). Reward points from the game can be swapped for experience or parts of the factory outfit.
Sorceress's Garden Sorceress's Garden (m) Safe Thieving, Farming Players attempt to sneak around watchful elementals guarding their gardens to pick Sq'irk fruits or herbs.
Trouble Brewing Trouble Brewing (m) Safe (Involves travelling past aggressive monsters.) Multiple skills Two teams compete as each try to brew the most bottles of 'rum'. Experience in a variety of skills can be earned for performing the many tasks needed in the process of 'rum' production.
Vinesweeper Vinesweeper (m) Safe Farming A minesweeper-like game where players are rewarded with farming experience or seeds.

Combat skilling

These minigames feature both combat and the use of skills.

  • All here are members only.
Icon Name Minigame classification Skill(s) Description
Shades of Mort'ton Shades of Mort'ton (m) Dangerous Crafting, Firemaking, and combat. Build up a temple and defend it from attacking shades, and venture into the shady catacombs beneath Mort'ton, reaping the monetary gains.
Stealing Creation Stealing Creation (m) Safe (items obtained within the game will be lost) All skills except

Farming, Slayer, Firemaking, Dungeoneering and Divination.

A team-based minigame where teams compete for the most points. Players make and use armour and weaponry to engage in combat, or gain further points through item creation and refinement.
Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup (m) Dangerous Woodcutting and combat Players help clean up the village of Tai Bwo Wannai, while encountering monsters, earning the village currency of trading sticks as reward.


Other minigames that can be played and do not fit into the above categories.

  • (m) members only
Icon Name Classification Description
Burthorpe Games Room Burthorpe Games Room (m) Safe A room where players can compete in various board games.
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza Safe A maze where players have to survive as long as possible, running between two safe zones. Any player who fails is turned into a gorilla.
Heist (m) Safe A team of robbers try to secure loot undetected while another team of guards attempt to uncover and arrest the robbers before time runs out.
Player-owned port Player-owned port (m) Safe Players manage the day-to-day affairs of their own fleet of ships, to explore the Wushanko Isles for exotic items and rewards. To participate in this minigame, at least level 90 is required in any of Fishing, Slayer, Runecrafting, Herblore, Prayer, Thieving, Dungeoneering, Divination or Agility.
Rat Pits Rat Pits (m) Dangerous to the life of the cat, not to the life of the player Players can train their cats to be a wily cat in these arenas of battle between cats and mice.
Rogue Trader Rogue Trader (m) Safe (Death is possible travelling into the desert.) Players barter with Ali Morrisane. The rewards include "cheap" runes, clothes, and blackjacks.
Treasure Hunter Safe Players claim prizes from treasure chests with keys obtainable in-game or through microtransactions.

Training areas similar to minigames

The following training areas are not official minigames designated by Jagex, despite having some aspects in common with them.

  • (m) members only
Name Classification Skill(s) Description
Herblore Habitat (m) Safe Farming, Herblore, Hunter Farm and make potions to enable you to hunt jadinkos.
Jadinko Lair (m) Dangerous Slayer, Woodcutting, Firemaking, Fletching Help the Jadinko Queen rid the lair of mutated jadinkos.
Living Rock Caverns (m) Dangerous Mining, Fishing Mine concentrated rocks for fast mining xp, or fish cavefish and rocktails using living minerals.
Lava Flow Mine (m) Low danger from possessed pickaxes. Mining, Smithing Fast mining experience and the possibility to obtain the Golden mining suit.
Livid Farm (m) Safe Magic, Farming, Crafting, Agility, Construction Help Pauline out on her farm and unlock extra Lunar spells.
Sawmill training (m) Safe Woodcutting Fast woodcutting experience without any further rewards.
Artisans Workshop Safe Smithing Create burial armour and ceremonial swords using ingots.
Creature Creation (m) Dangerous Combat Create mutant hybrids and kill them for drops.
Runespan Safe Runecrafting Siphon rune energy from creatures and nodes.
The Nexus Safe Prayer Use corruption from The Nexus for purification and banish the Grotesque.

See also


  • Minigames were renamed activities in March 2010. However, Jagex slowly began to call them minigames again throughout 2011 and as such they are called minigames again.
  • An update in January 2012 caused the death mechanic of the overworld to spill over into minigames, and as a result many players lost millions of gold pieces in equipment when they died in 'safe' minigames, respawned at their default points outside the minigames, and were unable to reenter the minigame to retrieve their equipment from their gravestones. As Jagex did not agree to a rollback, this is the single most damaging bug in minigames in all of RuneScape's history.